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THE HEART OF
Venezia, Via dei Fori Imperiali, Colosseum, Arch of Constantine,
Piazza del Campidoglio, Tarpeian Rock, Santa Maria della Consolazione,
Circus Maximus, Piazza della Bocca della Verità, Via del Velabro
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Piazza Venezia A road junction with a centuries-old history. The most ancient building is the Palace
of Venice (XV century)ì, which is seat of the embassy of the Venetian Republic.
The monument to Victor Emmanuel stands out clear to celebrate the
unity of Italy; here is the sepulchre of the Unknown Soldier.
Having the square behind, the contrast with Via dei Fori Imperiali is powerful. It is the archeologicai heart of the city. On the left side of the street is the most renowned column in the world, and
Trajan’s Market. On the right are the majestic remains of the Roman Forum: the senate
Curia, the Via Sacra, the Arch of Septimius
Not to be missed is the Mamertino Prison where, according to tradition, the apostles Peter and Paul were kept as prisoners.The
Colosseum rises majestically.
The Flavian amphitheater il century A.
Di, eternal symbol of
Rome. Next to it is the imposing Arch of Constantine (IV
century) On the Campidoglio, it is possible to ad-mire the Renaissance square de-signed by
Michelangelo. From here, you can look at a suggestive panorama,
particularly on the hill of the imperial power par excellence, that is, the
From the Campidoglio, the notorious Tarpeian
Rock, where the geese used to watch over the Romans’ sleep, slopes down towards
Santa Maria della Consolazione; by walking along the Forum, you
get to via di San Teodoro, with the church of the same name. In ancient times, this used to be the
Horrea area, the public granary. The street gets in front of the
Circus Maximus, of imperial age It has been a suggestive... set forfamous films (such as Ben
Hur). Going towards the river, there is Santa Maria in
Cosmedin with the Bocca della Verità that — don’t be afraid — doesn’t reveal anything. It is
just a classical-age manhole cover. On the opposite side there are two
temples: the one is entitled to the Virile Fortune, whereas the other one is entitled to
Hercules (the latter is wrong Iy called “TempIe of Vesta). In front of San Giorgio al Velabro is the
Arch of Janus an access to the Forum Boarium (Cattle
Fair), an ancient cattle market.
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